An Ukiyo-e Talk + Demonstration

Portrait of a woman in a Japanese woodcut print

Kitagawa Utamaro (ca. 1754–1806), Wife of a Virtuous Man (detail), from the series Ten Beautiful Faces, ca. 1797–1800. Color woodcut, 13 × 87⁄8 in. (33 × 22.5 cm). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gift of Miss Carlotta Mabury, 54755.201. Photograph by Randy Dodson

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Join us for an ukiyo-e (floating world pictures) woodblock prints talk and demonstration with artist and professor Keiji Shinohara, who will discuss how the art form has been maintained by practitioners and the implications of working in the medium today.

About the speaker

Keiji Shinohara, born and raised in Osaka, Japan, became a Master Printmaker after 10 years as an apprentice to the renowned Keiichiro Uesugi in Kyoto and moving to the United States in 1985. He has taught for 28 years at Wesleyan University and has been a visiting artist at over 100 venues and 40 solo shows, including DFN Gallery, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Worcester Art Museum, and Fresno Art Museum. He has received grants from the Japan Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts, and his work is in many public collections, including the Legion of Honor, Cleveland Museum of Art, Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Milwaukee Art Museum, Library of Congress, and National Museum of Asian Art.

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Free program. Seating is limited and unassigned. Tickets are distributed in front of Gunn Theater an hour before the program starts, first come, first served. This does not include admission to the exhibition. 

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